Vegan sues Burger King over Impossible Whopper

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In this Wednesday, July 31, 2019 photo, an Impossible Whopper burger is photographed at a Burger King restaurant in Alameda, Calif. Burger King will soon offer its Impossible Whopper plant-based burger nationwide. The chain said the soy-based burger, made by Impossible Foods, will be available for a limited time at its 7,000 U.S. stores starting next week. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

(CNN) – A vegan has filed a lawsuit against burger king over its “Impossible Whopper” — claiming it’s falsely promoted as meat-free.

The proposed class-action lawsuit says they’re cooked on the same grill as regular burgers, so they’re contaminated with meat by-products.

The suit was filed by Philip Williams on behalf of other vegans.

It accuses burger king of deceptive practices by not disclosing they’re cooked on the same grill.

He says he wouldn’t have paid a premium price for one at an Atlanta burger king if he’d known.

Burger King’s online menu says the Impossible Whopper is “zero percent beef” and says “for guests looking for a meat-free option, a non-broiler method of preparation is available upon request.”

The suit seeks compensation for everyone who bought the burger — and for burger king to clearly disclose on the menu that they use the same grill for all burgers.

Burger King told media outlets it does not comment on pending litigation.

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